The Power of Wedding Shoes
A wedding photographer offering advice to a bride on shoes! Whatever next? The cake maker suggesting quality buds for the florist? But, stick with me — it is crucial to your wedding photo shoot that the shoes you wear are perfect.
Your shoes literally power you around your day. From the bride's breakfast, where you get ready with your bridesmaids, to the ceremony, to the reception and the first dance and then onto the evening boogie — your shoes are going to be a part of you. However, this is not the only power they possess. They also have control over your facial expression.
You need persuading? Well, let’s guide you through three potential scenarios for your wedding day.
Scenario One: the easy way
Scenario Two: the hard way
You decide to be more Step Sisters than Cinderella. You decide that having to cut your toes off (this seriously did happen in the original fairy tale) so you can wear those diamond encrusted slippers that glisten in the morning sunlight is completely worth the pain. You get to meet your Prince Charming in beautiful shoes, and there is nothing more important in a woman’s life. Everything important in life should be done in great shoes! And they look fabulous when you pose in the wedding photoshoot, and I will coo in admiration too.
If you take this option and trust me, I know why you would, then remember to have some flats or some flip flops hidden in strategic places along the wedding route. Maybe they are behind the desk at the hotel where you slip them on just before you dance. You could hide some flip flops in your mum's super-sized handbag. You could even have some in the wedding car. Having shoes that ease your aching feet will help out a poor old wedding photographer who wants to get candid shots of the bride and groom without the hideous grimace and frown lines.
Scenario Three: the impossible photoshoot in the most stunning shoes
You decide «What the heck! It's only one day!» and choose the most amazing shoes, which you wear all day because you want every single photo ever taken to include your shoes. You decide you can smile through the pain. You can keep that beautifully serene facial expression even while your little toe is being squeezed to the size of a microbe.
If this is your choice, then you need to avoid the impossible photoshoot. The wedding photographs that involve parks, lawns, fields, indeed anything that is green underfoot. If your heels could be used as a lethal weapon, then grass will be your enemy. You are going to have to stay on concrete — whether it is the castle, the bridge, the path by the pond. Imagine standing on the lawn and sinking quickly onto your bottom. This would be an excellent candid shot for your future children, but maybe not a refle
Whatever your choice, remember your facial expression. I may be trying hard to be invisible, you may forget your loyal wedding photographer is present, but trust me I am snapping away and everything that passes over your face will be captured. Who knew a photographer should help you buy your shoes…